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Fluid Power Industry Licensing

For many years our industry has been undermined by unqualified people posing as reputable fluid power practitioners only to leave workplaces in a dangerous predicament and/or customers dissatisfied. To rectify this situation the AFPS is organising a petition to government for fluid power practitioners to be licensed in accordance with similar legislation to that governing Electricians and Plumbers. FPSWA members, if you wish to support our petition please use this Licensing Petition, fill in the details and post (not email) to The Executive Officer, AFPS Inc. Unit 12/1-3 Brixton St, Cottesloe, WA 6011. Other State Members who wish to participate need to modify their petition letter accordingly and post (not email) to the above AFPS Inc. address.

Why Become Certified?

Associations around the world use professional certification to recognise individuals for their dedication to a chosen career and ability to perform in accordance with set standards. Ask a certified professional “why”? and they will tell you that the certification process is one of the single most important steps you can make in developing your career. Our research has indicated the following reasons why you should consider professional fluid power certification as part of your career development strategy.

  • Certification demonstrates your commitment to the profession.

  • Certification enhances the professions public image.
  • Certification reflects achievement.
  • Certification builds self esteem.
  • Certification establishes professional credentials.
  • Certification improves career opportunities and advancement.
  • Certification prepares you for greater on-the-job responsibilities.
  • Certification provides for greater earnings potential.
  • Certification improves skills and knowledge.
  • Certification offers greater professional recognition from peers.

The AFPS has established a certification program to distinguish those who have reached an established degree and scope of knowledge in the fluid power field. This program will formally recognise the credibility and professionalism of fluid power specialists in the fields of systems engineering, sales and marketing, component service and installation, management and high pressure hose assembly.

The AFPS has a High Pressure Hose Assemblers (HPHA) Certificate Programme designed to ensure assemblers of high pressure hose assemblies are certified to a nationally accredited standard. Click on the following links to view the AFPS HPHA Certification & Registration Procedures and HPHA Certificate Graduates

Our parent body The International Fluid Power Society has a comprehensive programme designed to accommodate the certification requirements for all Fluid Power disciplines. View the IFPS Certification Programme

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Membership Benefits
  • Develop professional skills to enhance your career
  • Expand your professional network contacts
  • Opportunity to discover, develop and exchange ideas with fellow professionals
  • Membership of an internationally recognised industry organisation
  • National and international accredited training courses and certification
  • Fluid Talk newsletter delivered to your in box
  • Participation in AFPS activities


    Fluid Injection Injury Medical Consultants

    The high-pressure injection of fluids such as oil, water & grease constitutes a medical emergency and requires rapid access to appropriate specialist care. Clicking on this button will direct you to a medical consultant in your state or territory that treats fluid injection injuries.

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